I found this post I drafted just two short weeks before our now four month old little one started to grow inside me. Oh how a matter of days can so drastically change your life – and show God’s faithfulness! This is a very important reminder for me right now. As I await God’s next… Continue reading Meaningful Tears and Answered Cries
Picture the situation. You have long been a slave under a ruler of a foreign country when along comes a man who says God has told him to demand the ruler let you go. You are excited and hopeful, right? Well, that is until the ruler responds not by letting you go, but by making your job… Continue reading Listening Through the Pain
This morning, as I was catching up on Twitter, I came across this blog post by Kyle Chowning. I’d seen a number of these quotes as he’d tweeted them yesterday, but the full post got me to thinking even more deeply about fear and faith. It’s interesting to me that the pastor illustrated the point with money. I… Continue reading Fear and Faith
A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to spend a couple of days away from the office on a leadership development excursion. One of our facilitators was also a river guide and shared a story with us that spoke volumes to me spiritually. I’d asked God for revelation through the sessions and He… Continue reading Follow the Leader
There are so many things in and surrounding my life that I’d like to know answers and details about right now. Things that I am begging God to let me in on. But as I was reminded at church this morning, there are times that we are on a need-to-know basis. Just like in business,… Continue reading Not So Far Away
The love of self can be a horribly powerful thing. Too many days lately, I feel like a spoiled toddler that just wants to know how all of this “good for you” stuff is really benefiting me.
“For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” -Matthew 16:25 I ran across this scripture in a status update recently and, at the thought of sacrifice, my mind pretty quickly turned to the story of Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son at God’s… Continue reading Giving Up